HarrisMartin's Benzene Litigation Conference Faculty
Howard E. Jarvis is a member of the firm whose primary areas of practice include toxic tort, environmental, product liability and insurance defense litigation. In his practice, he has served as either lead counsel or lead co-counsel in toxic tort and environmental litigation in Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Texas, Alabama, California, Georgia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, Indiana, West Virginia, Ohio, Mississippi, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Mr. Jarvis is listed in The Best Lawyers in America© in the areas of Litigation – Environmental, Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants and Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. He was named the Best Lawyers' 2015 Knoxville Litigation – Environmental "Lawyer of the Year", the Best Lawyers' 2016 Knoxville Product Liability Litigation – Defendants "Lawyer of the Year", and has been named the Best Lawyers' 2017 Knoxville Litigation – Environmental "Lawyer of the Year". Mr. Jarvis has been recognized as a Top Rated Lawyer in Energy and Environmental Law in both 2012 and 2015. This rating is given to those who have achieved a Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating, the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards.
On behalf of several petrochemical companies he has handled multiplaintiff toxic tort cases in various jurisdictions. These cases have involved both personal injury and property damage claims as a result of alleged chemical exposure. He has argued cases in the Tennessee Supreme Court and Tennessee Court of Appeals, the Georgia Supreme Court and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Dean Hartley is one of the founding attorneys at Hartley Law Group, PLLC. Just like the rest of his team he has a strong passion for personal injury victims and looks to use his understanding of the law to gain them a just outcome. He has an in depth background practicing personal injury that has allowed him to better serve his clients. He looks to help in whichever way he can, and offers not only strong litigation skills, but a compassionate advocate as well. He has witnessed too many insurance companies and corporations with immoral practices that try to take advantage of workers, giving them less than they deserve.
He makes it his place to step in and fight on behalf of those harmed on the job from exposure to toxic chemicals, an accident or the daily strain of their job. Since entering the legal profession, he has continually sought to advance his knowledge of the state laws on personal injury and to better understand more effective tactics when seeking relief for clients. Having a skilled attorney is one of the most important factors in almost any case and for those that are in the difficult situation of suffering lung cancer from toxic exposure. Attorney Hartley is someone you can depend on for forceful, devoted representation. He has been successful in the cases of many of his clients; gaining them significant recoveries to help relieve some of the harm that they have had to suffer.
CHAD D. MOUNTAIN practices in the area of commercial litigation, focusing primarily in the areas of environmental, toxic tort, product liability, business torts, and breach of contract matters. In addition, Chad has extensive experience representing clients in interstate commerce and transportation litigation matters in state and federal courts across the United States.
Chad is a graduate of St. John’s University, which is located in Collegeville, Minnesota, and Villanova University School of Law. Chad is a member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey. He is also admitted to the following federal courts: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Eastern District of Pennsylvania, District of New Jersey and the Eastern District of Michigan.
Brett J. Young, Norton Rose Fulbright, Houston